Molecular Diagnostics

News on lab-developed tests and emerging diagnostic technologies.

The firm is seeking damages and various injunctions, citing 11 different counts of fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair competition.

The company plans to use the funds to develop and commercialize its lead product, a mass spectrometry-based glycoproteomic blood test for ovarian cancer.

ChromaCode this week launched its first product, a research-use-only test for nine tick-borne pathogens designed for research use on any thermal cycler.

The company said it will sell off the businesses in order to focus on in vitro diagnostic product development and its diagnostic reagent units.

By achieving certification for the assay, called PredictSure IBD, the Cambridge, UK-based firm can sell it for clinical use across Europe.

NGeneBio Raises $11M

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.